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Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE

Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE
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115 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 87/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMYANG 85 mm f / 1.4 AE Lens - for NikonSAMYANG 85 mm f / 1.4 AE Lens - for NikonSamyang 85 mm F1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Samsung-NX

Jul, 2015

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF


Samyang's 85mm f/1.4 IF features a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4


The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is an ultra-fast f/1.4 prime lens, well suited to full-frame D-SLR users who enjoy shooting portraits.


Consumer review by: Kiwi Jono (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


Lovely lens and really getting to like it. Yes focus takes a bit to get used to with the very narrow DOF but I don't think most AF lenses would be that accurate anyway (from what I have seen). I like the feel of the manual focus - firm enough that it...

Sharp wide open (center), best lens I have for bokeh, good colours, nice focus action. Cheap feeling hood but perfectly functional. Has "A" position and supports auto exposure modes on Pentax

Mine sometimes purple fringes quite a bit in high contrast areas wide open (or nearly so). Otherwise no CA is noticeable

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Arninetyes (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


Generally, I'd rate this lens higher, if I didn't get a bad example. First: image quality is excellent when nearly wide open, and still very good when stopped down. Bokeh is superb--certainly the best of any lens I have, and better than Nikon manual...

Excellent IQ, nearly wide openExcellent bokehNo distortion

Sticking aperture bladesWhen stopped down, not as good as competition

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Martin (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


Center and corner sharpning almost the same ,whitch it makes it very usefull for portret and low light fotography which it ofcource ment to be fore.

Very sharp,even full open.Very low priced.good build quality.Ate 1.4 very usefull .It was cleary designed and build and focusest for portret and full opening usening


Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Alexander (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


Samyang 1.4/85v is a great lens for the money. If one is ready to struggle manual focusing and aperture, that lens is a very nice portrait lens.The pros above could be significant if the lens cost several times. They are mostly a sign to the company as...

There is no automatics of any type for Sony mount. There could be at least automatic lens mimics chip (as exist for all adapters). Automatic aperture control would be preferred.Lens contrast falls down if opened against light even with shade.Diaphragm...

Nice bokeh.Sharp fully opened.Not prone to doubling of lines.Convenient focusing ring with enough movement

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Alexx (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


It's an amazing lens... but currently I'm researching for an autofocus alternative for it.

Astonishing restuls. Basicly you can point it on any garbage and you'll get a work of art

The manual focus is killing me... Although I found out a way to focus using the live view finder + digital zoom, it takes way too long to take a shot. (not sure if this is a con... but if you get the focusing right, every photo is a master piece......

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Asd (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


It is very good lens with some weak points. There will be problem to shoot shoulder-head portraits with fullframe camera due to big MFD. On APS-C cameras it is real gem.

good build- lot of metal and glass, optically strong perfomer, sharp wide open, nice bokeh, price

Cheap lens hood and lens caps, flare prone lens, little bit of CA wide open in extreme conditions, huge (1,2m) minimal focus distance

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Alexander Rabtchevich (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


Very good lens. Fast, sharp, with a nice bokeh. The closest competitors (though with AF) cost several times higher.Some wishes to Samyang: there are two things I miss all the time. The first is a PCB to tell the camera the lens is on. Sony cameras only...

Very good optical quality. Nice picture, very suitable for portraits, pleasant backgroundsGood sharpnessComfortable focusing ring with enough moving path

Not-circle light spots starting from F 2.8, thought it is only visible at large prints MDF could be lessThe cap is difficult to put on and off if the shade is put onOnce the diaphragm stopped moving while the ring moved, but it has gone

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Sam Jackson (

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF


build quality is much higher than i expected, especially the focus ring, it has a nice oiled feel. . . like a proper old matter what the numbers say, this lens is extremely sharp in the real world, comparable to my carl zeiss 24-70 f/2.8...

focus ring is perfect, usable wide open sharpness and extremely sharp by f/2.8, neutral colours, nice weighting

lens flare, slight CA wide open, minimum focus distance is huge, circular aperture is gone by f/3.5

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS / SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Four Thirds / Four Thirds System / Micro FourThirds / Nikon F / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax K / Pentax/Samsung / Sony / Konica-Minolta
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras